|Ceremonial shovels ready for groundbreaking event|
At a ceremony in Maynard on Thursday, July 21, representatives from the Massachusetts Department of Transportation and the towns of Acton and Maynard met to oversee and celebrate ground-breaking for the $6.7 million construction of 3.4 miles of the Assabet River Rail Trial (ARRT) in the two towns. Completion of this part of the trail is planned for spring of 2018.
|State Senator Jamie Eldridge|
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|ARRT President Thomas Kelleher|
At the Farmers' Market location, the trees and hedge between the parking lot and Main Street are gone, as are trees in the park by the footbridge.
|Speakers prepare to toss ceremonial first shovelfuls of dirt|
|Existing, unplanked bridge over Fort Pond Brook|
Many people want to know how safe rail trails are for bicycling with young children. The
|Speakers and some of the attendees|
|Business end of the woodchipper. Click on photos to enlarge.|